Certification Analyst – Video Games

British Film Institute


Salary: £31,293 - £36,774 per annum

The BFI is seeking two Certification Analysts, Video Games to join the BFI’s Certification department.

The Certification Analysts will assess applications under the Video Games Cultural Test and provide timely recommendations to DCMS, ensuring compliance under the relevant UK legislation. They will provide pro-active advice and guidance to the Video Games and interactive content community on certification matters.

Key responsibilities
  • Assess and analyse applications under the video games Cultural Test, according to the BFI’s process and the Video games tax relief legislation to provide informed and balanced recommendations to the DCMS.
  • Give specialist advice on the rules of the video games Cultural Test in order to support and guide the video games and interactive content community on certification matters.
  • Assist in the maintenance of publicly available guidance on the video games Cultural Test, application forms, the process and approval mechanisms.
  • Complete all required day to day administrative tasks pro-actively and promptly, e.g. upkeep of the filing; upkeep of the database; arranging meetings; supporting Certification team in the arrangement of seminars; and providing appropriate statistical information on request.
We are looking for candidates who have:
  • An awareness and understanding of the Video Games Tax Relief legislation and the Creative Sector tax relief processes and the value these have to the creative industries and wider economy
  • An awareness of the Creative sector cultural tests and specifically the video games cultural test as it pertains to the video games tax relief
  • An understanding of video game and interactive content development and publishing processes
  • General knowledge of the video games and interactive content sector

A full list of responsibilities and minimum requirements can be found in the job description.

About the BFI

We are a cultural charity, a National Lottery distributor, and the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image. We believe society needs stories. Film, television and the moving image bring them to life, helping us connect and understand each other better. We share the stories of yesterday, search for the stories of today, and shape the stories of tomorrow.

At the BFI you’ll enjoy benefits such as excellent support for working parents, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse. We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements.

Further information

Further details about the role, the BFI and our benefits can be obtained by visiting our website.

First interviews will be held on w/c 15 January 2024

The closing date for this position is 08/01/2024 at 23:59

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